Research Opportunities

Postdocs / Graduate Students / Undergraduates

Join our team!

The Colautti Lab is a diverse and inclusive group of researchers. We value creative, innovative, and disruptive research and we recognize that these goals are strengthened by embracing principals of equity, diversity and inclusion.

We are actively searching for a posdoctoral fellow to work on the tick microbiome project, details HERE. We are also looking for graduate students with 'omics or computational biology training to work on this project.

More generally, we welcome applications from individuals at any stage of academic development. If you have an insatiable curiosity, a knack for problem solving, and a deep desire to change the world, then we would love to hear from you.

Once you become familiar with our research interests, contact Dr. Colautti to discuss research interests .

Here are some links and potential funding sources:

Funding and other information

International Students and Postdocs

Start by looking for funding sources: DFATD Database

For Postdoctoral Researchers

Queen's General Information

Queen's Funding Information

Graduate Students

List of Federal and Provincial Awards

Other External Awards

Queen's University Internal Awards

Undergraduate Students

SWEP (Summer Work Experience Program) — earn ~$8,000 working on research projects for the summer!

NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Summer Research Awards) — earn ~$6,500 doing your own independent research project. This is a prestigious award that looks great on your C.V., and if you work with us, we'll top you up to the same level as a WEP ($8,000 for the summer) + room and board if you work at QUBS

537 Undergraduate Research Thesis

538/539 Focused Research Project (one semester)

Other Funding Sources

Source Value Area Deadline
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Varies Varies Varies
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Research Fellowships Variable Natural Sciences Jan. 15
National Research Council of Canada H.L. Holmes Awards for Postdoctoral Studies Up to $100,000 Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics Jan. 31
Azrieli Fellows Program $35,000 Variable Feb. 1
Davies Charitable Foundation Fellowship $10,000 Variable Apr. 15
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowships $24,000 Variable Jun.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Postdoctoral Scholarships and Study Programs Variable Variable Aug. 1
CIFAR - Junior Fellow Academy $65,000 Variable Sep. 1
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Fellowships $55,000 Various Oct. 15
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships $45,000 Science and Engineering Oct. 15
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Program $75,000 Variable Oct. 15
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program $70,000 Variable Nov. 3
Canada-US Fulbright Program Fulbright Awards $25,000 Variable Nov. 15
Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) $36,500 Variable Nov. 15
Killam Trusts Postdoctoral Fellowships $10,000 Variable Nov. 17
MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program $55,000 Variable Dec. 15
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship Programs Variable Variable Variable
National Research Council of Canada Research Associate Program $57,000 Science and Engineering Variable
FAPESP Sao Paulo Foundation Variable Variable Variable
DFG: Various International Programs Variable Science Variable
IDRC The Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship $30,000 Variable Variable
Asia Pacific Foundations of Canada: Post-Graduate Research Fellowships Variable Variable Variable